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French national holidays 2018


 Holidays 2018

1st January Monday New Years  Day
2nd April  Monday Easter Monday
1st May  Tuesday Labour Day
8th May  Tuesday 'V' Day (1945)
10th May  Thursday Ascension Day
21st May  Monday Whit Monday
14th July  Saturday Bastille Day
15th August Wednesday Assumption Day
1st November Thursday All Saints day
11th November Sunday Armistice Day
25th December Tuesday Christmas Day

Did you know...

  • That French public holidays that fall on a Sunday are taken the following Monday.

  • The only actual statuary public holiday in France is 'Labour Day' on the first of May the rest are by various negotiated agreements.

  • That a 'pont' is when a public holiday falls on a Thursday and some people also take the Friday off thus 'bridging' the holiday with the weekend.

  • Your bins/trash will not be collected on public holidays but are normally uplifted the following day...this  is a sure way to recognise the 'tourists' in the street!




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